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    I also press with every seam, to me it makes it easier to handle and easier when it's time to take the paper off

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    I attempted to make my first set of blocks, 4.5x4.5...I had to enlarge a 31/2x31/2 to get this block the right size, which I was positive it would be. Got the block pp and sewed the two parts together and first of all when the two parts where joined, nothing lined up correctly and the block is 5x5... crocked...(not even square)how discouraging. I am gonna push this aside and maybe find something else. So much time and nothing to show for it... I have done one other swap pp and had no issues. Question??? does everyone press with iron every seam? I did.
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    Marcialee, I'm sorry you had a discouraging experience. You don't have to work with tiny blocks...you may make up to 8 1/2" unfinished size, so that can give you more flexibility? Pressing is always a good idea.
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    I press with every seam either with a paper iron or with an iron. As for lining up two pieces, I have issues too. I make sure to over size it all and then square the block up. I also pin them before joining pieces. Pitty, maybe try another pattern?

    Quote Originally Posted by marcialee View Post
    I attempted to make my first set of blocks, 4.5x4.5...I had to enlarge a 31/2x31/2 to get this block the right size, which I was positive it would be. Got the block pp and sewed the two parts together and first of all when the two parts where joined, nothing lined up correctly and the block is 5x5... crocked...(not even square)how discouraging. I am gonna push this aside and maybe find something else. So much time and nothing to show for it... I have done one other swap pp and had no issues. Question??? does everyone press with iron every seam? I did.
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    my next attempt...finished ended up 5 1/2 will that pass?
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    good job marcialee! You'll have to post a picture!

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    my next attempt...finished ended up 5 1/2 will that pass?

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    Well here is my little Easter Basket! Hope you like it. Name:  PP Easter Basket .JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcialee View Post
    my next attempt...finished ended up 5 1/2 will that pass?
    Yeah!!! Good job!
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    since I got my new computer I haven't figured out how to upload. I figured it would be the same but when I click upload nothing happens. Any suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bbemerald View Post
    Well here is my little Easter Basket! Hope you like it. Name:  PP Easter Basket .JPG
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    It is very cute! I like how the three pastel eggs just kind of peek out.
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    Very cute Marcialee!
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    I finished my first set of watering cans and my second set will be a frog and the twist has not been decided yet. I would post a picture, but for some reason it won't load.
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    Welcome Gaijin from Japan! How fun!
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    OK! I'm in. Finished one set (kites) and have two/four for the next set (pansies). Don't know how many I'll get done. I'm making the extra one to keep. Laura

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    Just to be sure,it's white on white for background on the blocks? I have lots of white on cream & cream on white,so will need to go shopping if I join. Your swap sounds fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat View Post
    Just to be sure,it's white on white for background on the blocks? I have lots of white on cream & cream on white,so will need to go shopping if I join. Your swap sounds fun.
    Would love to have you join in the fun! Yes, it's white on white, or white for this swap.

    Welcome Laura! Feel free to post pictures as you finish blocks...we love to get inspired!
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    Thank you.It's been long break since I sewed anything.Went stash shopping today & think I have enough fabric.Once I make a couple blocks,will ask for color advice.


    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    Would love to have you join in the fun! Yes, it's white on white, or white for this swap.

    Welcome Laura! Feel free to post pictures as you finish blocks...we love to get inspired!
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    Here is my 2nd finished set for this swap. I changed the pattern up a bit to highlight the bunny a bit more. I hope you all like them.
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    I love your bunnies. I've been thinking I might try a set of bunnies, but now I might just wait. Yours are adorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    Here is my 2nd finished set for this swap. I changed the pattern up a bit to highlight the bunny a bit more. I hope you all like them.
    are you bordering them with white or can we use other colors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcialee View Post
    are you bordering them with white or can we use other colors?
    I can see this block may have confused you...but the background to this block is actually the small area surrounding the white bunny. If you have a white bunny, you can't use white for the background...otherwise you can't see the bunny. The log cabin surrounding the bunny is part of the design, not a background...does that make sense? I don't have to use these for the swap though, but I couldn't see making a white bunny with a white background?
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    Use the bunnies! Use the bunnies! ( I want a bunny! )
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    I concur!!! Use the Bunnies!!!
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    I dd mine and not all have white backgrounds. Like if the main subject has white like the bunny or I used the spring colors because it looked better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts View Post
    I can see this block may have confused you...but the background to this block is actually the small area surrounding the white bunny. If you have a white bunny, you can't use white for the background...otherwise you can't see the bunny. The log cabin surrounding the bunny is part of the design, not a background...does that make sense? I don't have to use these for the swap though, but I couldn't see making a white bunny with a white background?
    Oh No, use the bunnies they are adorable. I was just asking thinking I didn't understand the request. Sorry for any confusion. I love the bunnies....
    Marcialee

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    Okie dokie! I told the bunnies they were in and they seemed to smile back at me? LOL! I've been working on another pattern I am making up...a crazy patch easter egg...will post if it turns out okay...who'd think it would be so tough just to make an egg????
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